Rostec delivers T-14 Armata tanks to Russian armed forces

Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation has delivered a batch of T-14 Armata tanks to the Russian armed forces, Rostec First Deputy CEO Vladimir Artyakov said at the Army 2021 international military and technical forum: "We have shipped upgraded T-90 Proryv tanks, a pilot batch of T-14 Armata tanks and continue the deliveries of Pantsir-S [NATO reporting name: SA-22 Greyhound] systems," Artyakov said.
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The T-14 Armata (industrial designation "Ob'yekt 148") is a next-generation main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform—the first series-produced next-generation tank. The Russian Army initially planned to acquire 2,300 T-14s between 2015 and 2020. Production and fiscal shortfalls delayed this to 2025, and then to the cancellation of the main production run. It was expected that a test batch of 100 would be delivered and deployed to the 2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division, with delivery expected to begin in 2022 but the recent delivery by Rostec indicates that this timeframe is anticipated.

The T-14 Armata was designed over the course of five years. It features a number of innovative characteristics, including an unmanned turret. The crew of three is seated in an armored capsule in the front of the hull, which will also include a toilet for the crew.

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